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"Your Local Community Radio Station".
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Colne Radio has been awarded a Community Radio Licence
OFCOM has announced today (29/07/15) that Colne Radio has been awarded a Community Radio Licence which means that we will be able to broadcast on an FM frequency.
We have 2 years to launch the radio station and then we have the licence for 5 years.
Now is a great time to get involved and really become part of the community.
We are looking for people who would like join the Events Team, Fund Raising, Marketing and lots of other jobs to do with running a radio station.
We REALLY DO NEED YOU to help us.
We need people to help out with loads of aspects with running a Business and Radio Station. If you can spare a few hours, please do contact us.
l to r: Kevin Read, Asa Aldis, Ian Endean. Seated: Justin Fairweather, Sara Rout
You couldn't swing a microphone in the compact Colne Radio studio when the Wivenhoe chain gang came to visit.
Last year's mayor Kevin Read, had allocated £800 from his mayoral fund, to the community radio station. 'My year's service was very much about bringing the local community together,' he said. 'And what better way of promoting local events and organisations and truly demonstrating a community spirit, than through local radio.'
Kevin, together with the current Wivenhoe mayor Ian Endean and deputy mayor Asa Aldis were able to see in action some of the upgraded equipment the donation had funded as they attended a live radio session with presenters Justin Fairweather and Sara Rout.
Colne Radio was awarded an FM licence by Ofcom last year. It is currently fundraising for the mast and transmission equipment which will enable it to broadcast to the communities along the River Colne.
Martin Newell is a musician and writer. He makes records and writes books.
He has written for The Independent titles, The Guardian, Mojo, Record Collector and Viz Comic.
He's currently Saturday columnist for the East Anglian Daily Times and resident poet for The Sunday Express. He lives in Essex, where he divides his time.
Join Martin Newell with his Letter From Essex
Every Friday at 11am
You know it's true to say those involved on the front line as presenters on radio stations are total anoraks
Well if that's the case that must make me an sou'wester wet behind the ears
Brushing that to one side... I'm Kevin Peters and looking forward to being with you on Colne Radio Every Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9 -11am
We'll have music from decades gone by and of course todays greats as well
So hope you can join me on Colne Radio, look forward to your company
To Have your Local Event posted here and mentioned on Colne Radio please Contact Us. Or even better, if you can record a 30 second advert using your PC or Mobile Phone and send it to us, we will be broadcasting them on a daily basis. <Click Here> to upload your Advert
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(Colne Radio is a "Not for Profit" community project and so we rely on advertising and charity funding, throughout the year we organise various events to raise funds.)